Visualizing Science: Through the Lens at MIT Museum

Tuesday, May 22 | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Free Admission

How do images influence the way you think about science? With her camera, her artist’s eye, and input from MIT scientists, photographer Berenice Abbott brought the world of science into a new light. She developed new photographic techniques such as “supersight”, used in the photograph above and continually worked to use photography as “a friendly interpreter between science and the layman.”

Join science photographer and MIT research scientist Felice Frankel, MIT Art History Professor Caroline Jones, and molecular biologist (and 2012 Koch Institute Image Award winner) Christopher Turner for a lively discussion about the role of modern day photography in the scientific landscape.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for viewing the exhibition Berenice Abbott, Science and Photography: An Essential Unity. Discussion will be moderated by exhibition curator Gary Van Zante, and begins at 6:00 p.m.



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